As I work on different computers with different programs installed, I often have to search for the
Open with-dialog in the Context Menu, as the Context Menu is seemingly sorted alphabetically, and therefore, lots of programs might - and will - stand in front or after it.
So I want to move
Open with to the top of the list, as shown here:
As I don't really like third-party programs that mess around with my Registry and come with all sorts of OpenCandy and the likes, I want to do this the old-fashioned, manual way - and I immediately hit a problem.
A bit of googling around led me to this SO-question called "Order in the Windows Explorer context menu" that in turn led me to this - rather old - blogpost from MSDN stating that:
[...] the sorting is based on the following elements in decision order:
Key priority (eg, txtfile, *, AFSO)
Registry Enumeration order of
shellex\contextmenuhandlerswith a special case for static verbs always being first
The only solution I can think of is very unelegant: Renaming
Open with into something like
1: Open with or
0pen with. I tried that, but unfortunately, this removes
Open with completely (as in: it is no longer in the context menu).
Another solution I read of in the SO-question was to place
Open with inside another section of the Context Menu. I would like to avoid this, too, as it would only help slightly , because the amount of programs would still influence the position.
Is there any way to get
Open with on top via the manual way, e.g. via Regedit or PowerShell?
Note: To me, it does not really matter if it comes before or after